The appraisals have been done, increments announced. Huge ones. Here are the winners: Rohit Sharma, Shikar Dhawan, M S Dhoni, FoKS (Friends of Kohli&Shastri). Loser: Test cricket.
The writing has been on the wall for some time. But everyone has been adopting an ostrich-like mentality, not because they want to, but because they do not know what else to do.
It is Virat all the way. Good, bad, and ugly. Let us start with the good. The Indian skipper has swept the annual ICC awards, being named as both the cricketer and captain of the year.
Waning fortunes, rising demand and frantic calculations for sale and purchase. IPL players auction is as much about the monies as about the game.
In a country where sports is still in its infancy, with miles to run before reaching a decent industry size, most developments during a calendar year can be termed as ‘defining’, or ‘critical’ or ‘
When Rajasthan Royals, the underdogs, won the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 against all odds, one of the co-owners was overheard jokingly quipping to his business par
There are stories and stories about the Indian Premier League (IPL). Everyone associated with it has a story. And they are true stories.
Just recently this column delved on the need for stakeholders in sports other than cricket to stop the quest to be the number two in the country, and instead concentrate on building on their sport
To retain or not to retain. It is the biggest dilemma facing Indian cricket now. With a decade over, one would think the Indian Premier League (IPL) would have got its act together.
Finding Sport No.2 is one of India’s favourite games.